Well pump system with air in the lines........

Old 02-11-14, 09:32 AM
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Question Well pump system with air in the lines........

Hello new to the forum hoping to get some help with an issue with my well pump on new house. The well is 100+ ft deep with a galvanized tank to hold the water. Other then that dont know much about the system. The problem is that i have air in my lines for some reson. I am guessing this was caused from about 3 weeks ago the storage tank froze up from a bad cold spell we had here in alabama. once it thawed out everything seemed to be ok. but now I am getting air in my lines. yesterday I turned the pump off and drained all the water out of the tank. at about 25 psi on the gauge the faucet was pushing nothing but air out. once the gauge read zero I closed the faucet turned the pump back on and the tank filled back up gauge read about 62psi. ran water in the house and had a little air but it stopped. dont seem to have the issue down stairs but I does push air upstairs alot then stops. When I checked the pressure gauge this morning its around 48 psi. any ideas what I should do next. I dont think this tank has a bladder because there is no tire valve on the tank. The only tire valve i have found is on the top of the well pump itself. any help would be greatly appreciated.
Old 02-11-14, 04:38 PM
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Did you drain all the water and air out before you started the pump? It should be dead, dead, dead empty first both of air and water. Get it? Dead. You have to open something to let the vacuum out, too.

We have a sticky page here where I wrote the section on how to reset a galvanized tank. Also look at the pump cycle post I made there and make sure it matches what you see.


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